Thursday, 19 March 2020 08:07

D-Link launches wireless router to tap remote work market

The DWR-956 Wireless AC1200 4G LTE router. The DWR-956 Wireless AC1200 4G LTE router. Supplied

Networking equipment manufacturer D-Link ANZ has launched a new router in Australia and New Zealand, that will make it easy to for home users to create a high-speed wireless network even as the number of people in Australia working from home is on the rise.

The DWR-956 is a wireless AC1200 4G LTE router with Gigabit Ethernet ports and VoIP capability, the company said in a statement. It is claimed to provide Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1167Mbps.

The built-in LTE modem could provide 3G/4G mobile connectivity, once an existing SIM was inserted, with the device claimed to provide uplink speeds of up to 150Mbps and downlink speeds up to 50Mbps.

The DWR-856 supports all current security standards, including WPA/WPA2, MAC address filtering, WPS and WMM. It also supports the creation of guest Wi-Fi networks.

An analogue phone can be connected to the router through the FXS port, if one's ISP allows it.

The DWR-956 Wireless AC1200 4G LTE router is available online for A$349.95 or NZ$379.99, and from all authorised D-Link partners and retailers in both countries.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.



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